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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Valentine 4 a Tween or Teen

Oh my gosh.... two posts in one day! Wow! It's been a while since that's happened.  :)

I'm back with an SAS4Kids valentine for a tween/teen. The older kids in our children's hospitals are often overlooked because it's just too much fun to make baby animal cards. But, it's not uncommon for patients at our hospitals to be in their teens.

So, here's a puzzle-inspired valentine for an older kid.

Recollections red, white, and black; Reminisce Be Mine Stripe dp
computer-generated original puzzle
Paper Smooches heart dies; Twinery twine

Love a classic red, black, and white palette... and what better palette for a Valentine's Day card. The idea for a puzzle card when doing a couple of puzzles in the daily newspaper. A little playing in a Word doc with text boxes and drawing tools produced the puzzle shown on the card. Hubby offered up two great suggestions: 1) Don't make the puzzle too tough, and 2) darken the boxes around the red letters.

There are actually two of these... with the hope of making a few more before the box ships. Hope there are a couple of puzzle lovers who will enjoy getting them.  :)

Linking this up to the following challenges:
Parting Thoughts

There's still a little time to play along in CIE's Shiny, New Year Challenge. A new challenge will post on Monday.

In case you haven't heard, we're changing things up a bit at W2SB W2CB. Our first challenge of the new year posted yesterday, and there several opportunities to win MFT gift certificates. Hope you'll join over at W2CB.  :)


  1. Love both the Valentines for our kids, but this is especially awesome!

  2. Fantastic!! Thanks for playing along (again) with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Something New" challenge this week!!

  3. SUUUUUUPER-fab, super-clever card & i LOVE that cool valentine's puzzle! (for an awesome cause, as well!) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this week! ♥

  4. Oh how I love this!! Making cards for older kids is always a challenge, this is perfect :) Thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping our Stash :)